The Land Rover Range Rover Evoque Convertible will have its world debut at the 2015 Los Angeles Motor Show in November, after which, it will go on sale in the UK in early 2016.
The company has released a video showing a prototype of the convertible crossover completing the final phase of testing at its Eastnor Castle estate in Herefordshire, UK. The vehicle in the video does not seem to have differed much from its concept version that was unveiled at the 2012 Geneva Motor Show.
The British automaker says that the Evoque Convertible will deliver the customary all-terrain capability the brand is known for. Commenting on the convertible crossover’s off-road capabilities, Mike Cross, Land Rover Chief Engineer, Vehicle Integrity, said: “Thanks to a combination of innovative engineering and the application of advanced technologies, Evoque Convertible will deliver a dynamic and assured SUV experience that has been tested around the world. We call it ‘The Convertible for all Seasons’.”
The footage shows the upcoming convertible take on steep inclines and declines, mud and muck and also wade through 500 mm of slush. The engines are reported to be carried over from the standard Evoque, which means 2.0-litre four-cylinder petrol and diesel engines with outputs ranging from 148 to 237 bhp forming the available options. Transmission duties should be handled by 6-speed manual or 9-speed automatic units routing power to either two- or four-wheels depending on the drivetrain option chosen.